Do you know the language requirements for your graduate programme?

New deadline for language requirements: for example, you need to fulfil the English-language requirement already when applying to CBS.


Foto: Bjarke MacCarthy
Photo: Bjarke MacCarthy

You need to send documentation of language requirements when you apply for a graduate programme 
To qualify for a CBS graduate programme, you need to fulfil certain language requirements. Depending on which programme you want to apply for, you will need:

  • English level A
  • English level B
  • Danish level A   

You will find the language requirements for each graduate programme here under Graduate Admission > Entry requirements

You must send documentation that you fulfil the language requirement at the same time as you apply for a graduate programme. Application deadline is 1 March for EU citizens.

The language requirements ensure that, as a student, you are able to follow the lectures and the reading materials.

Do you need a language test?
If you do not already meet the language requirement, you need a language test. Please note that it might take some time to get the results, so you need to sign up well before the application deadline. That way, you will also be able to take the test several times, if do you not get the results you need the first time.

You can see which language tests and exams CBS accepts on the English level A and English level B pages.

You may already fulfil the language requirements through your upper secondary exam or through your bachelor programme. On the English level A or English level B pages, you will find the cases in which you do not need a language test, e.g. if you have completed a full bachelor programme in the US.

No matter what, you always need to enclose documentation for fulfilling the language requirement(s) when applying to a graduate programme. Being signed up for a test or awaiting test results does not count as sufficient documentation. You need to send your actual test scores by the application deadline.

You can find out more about how to document the language requirements here under Admission > How to apply > Documentation 

Going from a bachelor in Danish to a master's in English?

Even if you meet the language requirement, you should consider if you feel prepared to take an entire master's programme in English.

The academic level increases from bachelor to master's. If you are to handle new language challenges on top of greater academic requirements, it is important to be and feel ready. It is our experience that even students with English level A can find it difficult to take an entire master's programme in English, if they have not used their English since their upper secondary school.

You should therefore consider how to prepare and improve your English before study start, e.g. a taking a brush-up course in English.

The page was last edited by: Web editor - Student Communications // 04/04/2022